robbing the rich to give to the poor
Is Obama really Robin Hood? Robbing the rich to feed the poor?
What is the Obama campaign trying to accomplish? Obama’s written policy states that he wants to tax oil companies for 5 years to pay for 4 months of relief for American tax payers. That doesn’t seem like an efficient use of resources to me.
It seems like Obama’s plan is to increase taxes on the oil companies because they were extremely profitable. But is that really fair? Yes, Exxon Mobil and other oil companies are obscenely profitable. Exxon posted a quarterly profit of $11.68 billion this quarter, which comes out to $1,485 per second. Insane! But that doesn’t mean the profits are going straight into a corporate bank account and sitting there. Exxon spent $7 billion dollars last quarter finding and producing more oil. I’m not defending big oil, but I think it’s too easy to make them a scapegoat.
Many Democrats were vocal opponents of the first economic stimulus check when it was announced. Now key leaders in the Democratic party, including Obama and Nancy Pelosi, are behind pushing an emergency stimulus package through. How much will it help? According to Barrack Obama, a second stimulus check will help people for 4 months.
“This rebate will be enough to offset the increased cost of gas for a working family over the next four months,” Obama said during a two-day campaign swing in Florida. “It will be enough to cover the entire increase in your heating bills. Or you could use the rebate for any of your other bills, or even to pay down your own debt.”
What happens after the 4 months are up? Will the economy have righted itself? Will a more permanent solution be in place? Is it really fair to require a company such as Exxon Mobil to subsidize the American lifestyle for 4 months?
If you are going to go for broke, then go for broke while trying to create something. Not while trying to buy votes.
--from Cash Money Life
Obama as Robin Hood
Posted on Friday, August 01, 2008 10:53:55 AM by Free ThinkerNY
Barack Obama has released his “Emergency Economic Plan,” a clever mechanism that owes much more to Robin Hood than Milton Friedman. Obama plans to impose windfall-profits taxes on oil companies, and then redistribute the funds to taxpayers in the form of one-time rebates of $1000 per family. Obama also plans on spending an additional $50 billion, half of which will go to state governments:
Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) on Friday announced an “Emergency Economic Plan” that would give families a stimulus check of $1,000 each, funded in part by what his presidential campaign calls “windfall profits from Big Oil.”
Details in this six-page policy paper.
The first part of Obama’s plan is an emergency energy rebate ($500 to individual workers, $1,000 to families) as soon as this fall.
“This rebate will be enough to offset the increased cost of gas for a working family over the next four months,” Obama said. “Or, if you live in a state where it gets very cold in the winter, it will be enough to cover the entire increase in your heating bills. Or you could use the rebate for any of your other bills or even to pay down debt[."]
The Obama campaign simply can’t keep its credentials as a Carter retread hidden. The windfall-profits tax got tried by Jimmy Carter in the last desperate months of his presidency as he tried to demonize oil companies for fuel price increases and shortages. The tax hit decreased domestic production and forced us to import more oil, and it did nothing to relieve weary consumers. Only when Reagan took office and eventually got the tax rescinded, along with other arbitrary tax disincentives towards domestic production, did fuel prices and supply stabilize.
The Congressional Research Service analyzed the Carter-era WPT and called it a
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or is Obama's wanting to rob the Rich to give to the Poor just a ploy for Robbin' the Rich to give to the 'Hood?
Isn't he the quintessential slick, slippery Robbin' Hood?
or Robin in the Hood?
or mayhap Robin the Hood?
[In the case of Cock Robin, it has been ascribed as a lament to the loss of Robin
if you think that this post might be construed as "racist," you may or not be right. (After all, I've got a "white" Robin Hood leading off this post.)
Victor Davis Hanson has this to say about "race" in the "race:"
"So now we are in this Orwellian paradox of seeing Obama's base turn out in record numbers on the basis apparently of race, but on the other hand the implied warning that if anyone else were likewise to consider that fact, then he would be racialist.
"So is he an identity-politics candidate or a post racialist unifier? Or both? It all reminds me of the perennial complaints of the National Council of La Raza (the race) lecturing insensitive others about their unfair consideration of race in matters of illegal immigration. This is very disappointing, because lost in Obamania is the complete repudiation of his original promise precisely not to become a racial candidate." -- Victor Davis Hanson
But, who says "You can't have it both ways?" Obama and his followers are having it just that way. That's what they wanted all along, isn't it?
If you're black and you're wild for for Obama for that reason and because he promises to raise taxes on the "rich" and give the money thus obtained to those who do not pay any income taxes because they do not earn, , it's OK.
But if you're not black and you're against Obama and his economic policies (tax the rich and distribute the money thus gotten among the non-income-tax-paying [non-working] "poor," which is welfare and the Socialist "re-distribution of wealth" leading to its purest form: Communism--from each according to their abilities, to each according to their "needs." and those needs can then extend to rights--rights for all the "good things in life" such as a new car, TV set, house, etc. etc. etc. )
Street justice? Highway robbery? or Obama, the Robin in the Hood?
From "ACORN People's Platform"
We demand our birthright: the chance to be rich, the right to be free.
Our riches shall be the blooming of our communities, the bounty of a sure livelihood, the beauty of homes for our families with sickness driven from the door, the benefit of our taxes rather than their burden, and the best of our energy, land, and natural resources for all people.
If this seems to be getting too racist--I mean about the Robin Hood who robs from the rich and "distributes the wealth"--that is, gives what he robs to the "poor,"--always being shown here shown as "white," here are some non-white Robin Hoods:
OBAMA'S DIVERSE VISION OF AMERICA
Michael Kenneth Williams played Robin Hood-style gangster Omar Little. (TMN) in "The Wire"
(click on it)
THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S CIRCLE OF FRIENDS
3 posted on Friday, August 01, 2008 10:57:25 AM by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (http://www.dragonsfuryseries.com/)
. . . and, as you've stayed with me this long, I've got an extra benefit that's coming to share with you-all:, that's an extra benefit for the hard-working, law-abiding "Middle Class" . . .
for everybody's good!
GOOD LUCK! GOOD VOTING! AND TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT!
sorry, I'm back again, but just to remind you, all you that want to know more and more about ACORN and how it goes out to "register voters," of all parties, but when you see whom they're registering--I mean aside from the fictional characters such as quarterbacks, Disney cartoon characters, and people with the same name in multiples--but the homeless, many from other states or stateless, felons without civil rights, illegal aliens, legal aliens that are not citizens, "minorities," as long as they're black or latino and look as if they should vote for Obama . . .
Well, anyway, you owe it to yourself to take a look at the Great aCORNHOLIO Caper at http://islamicdanger4u.blogspot.com/2008/10/obama-and-great-acornholio-caper.html titled
Obama and the Great aCORNholio Caper. Don't miss it, it's the jumping-off point for starting to understand ACORN and how it will make sure that evry vote they collect (through paid solicitors) will count.
AND . . .
You will see the FIRST AMENDMENT being curtailed. Yes, you may not believe me NOW, but already there are things that are FORBIDDEN to talk about. For instance: ACORN is for the "Communities," not for getting out the vote for "all the people". Do I have to be more specific than that? Look at the photographs of the ACORN activists.
The Obamaites and Obama himself have a dictatorial bent. They love "Power to the People!" If you look carefully, it's not all of the people they are for. They are for the "have-nots" who demand the right to "have" things that they see people who earn them have.
Already they are mocking and shutting up anyone who disagrees with them (the Obamaites and Obama himself are doing that). They are trashing Sarah Palin and middle-class "blue-collar" workers--that phony, Joe Biden, classes himself as one of the latter. (Yeah, right.)
As they begin to feel their oats, as they finally achieve the POWER they have yearned for for so long--Clinton did not give them the absolute POWER they demand--they will shut you up, unless you agree with them, are on their side.
Fking A, they are